Gadolinium is a soft, silvery, malleable and ductile metal, a member of the lanthanide group of the periodic table.
Atomic number: 64
Atomic weight: 157.25
Element category: lanthanide
Application of gadolinium
Gadolinium has no large-scale applications but has a variety of specialized uses. For example, Gd metal can improve the workability and resistance to high temperature of several alloys; gadolinium can be used in neutron therapy; gadolinium alloys are used to make magnets and electronic components, etc.
High refractive index glass or garnets, lasers, X-ray tubes, computer memories, neutron capture, MRI contrast agent, NMR relaxation agent, magnetostrictive alloys such as Galfenol, steel additive, etc.
Edgetech Industries now can provide various Gd metal products including:
Material: reduced gadolinium, distilled gadolinium metal (gadolinium sublimed dendritic)
Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.
Solid: Ingot, block, foil, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target and other customized parts.